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Are you on the Internet? Should you be on it? What can it do for you? Where do we start? If you haven't yet answered these questions yet, then Charities and the Internet is for you.

Hundreds of charities and voluntary organisations are on the Internet already.  The Internet has exciting opportunities for world wide communication, publicity and fund raising.  The Internet can give charities a low cost global platform for high quality communication, information provision and donation, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  With over 40 million personal and corporate Web users in practically every country in the world, and growing rapidly, charities can achieve global impact from wherever they are.  Every Internet opportunity, however, has rewards and risks which need to be considered carefully.

Charities and the Internet presents charities with a focused, real-world view of the Internet and where it is headed.  The event starts with two hours of "hands-on" instruction and access to the Internet's World Wide Web.  The practical session is followed by hard-hitting, immediately relevant presentations on the origin of the Internet, essential terminology, current status, electronic commerce, case histories and the likely future of the Internet.  Delegates should come away from Charities and the Internetwith a realistic appreciation of what the Internet can do for their charity, its limitations, the risks involved and, if they are not already on the Internet, how they can start.


Chris Clack, University College London and Athena Systems Design Limited: The Internet and Friends of the Earth.

Peter Flory, Athena Consultants Limited: Strategic IT and Internet Issues.

Rory Graham, Bird & Bird: Legal Issues and the Internet.

David Highton and Mariette Jackson, Broadcasting Support Services: Channel 4 Case Study.

Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Limited: Internet Opportunities for Charities.

Mike Smith, Keele University and Z/Yen Limited: Internet Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

30 April 1996